Government has all local authorities in the country to work closely with the Zambia Development Agency ( ZDA ) to help improve the investment climate in their respective areas.
Local Government and Housing Minister Emmanuel Chenda says this is because the Local Authorities can contribute towards Zambia’s economic development by attractive investment in their domain.
Mr. Chenda said attraction of investors will help create employment as well as grow the country’s economy which will ultimately lead to improved livelihoods of Zambians.
Mr. Chenda was speaking in Lusaka last evening when he officiated at the official launch of BroadPay self-service kiosks for airtime and payment of utility bills.
He urged Zambian companies and organisations to embrace technological advancements in their businesses if they are to compete favourably on the global market.
Mr. Chenda commended BroadPay for having created 30 jobs so for and the 800 indirect jobsthe company is expected to create by the end of the year.
In addition, BroadPay Managing director Brian Chinyundu said the company plans to install over 2500 payment modules by 2016.
Mr. Chinyundu said the kiosks will allow for easier and more convenient payment of bills and purchase of services even after office hours.